Canvas is the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). Canvas will be your main source of information for your studies throughout your Presessional English programme.
Once you have completed Online Registration, you will be able to access University systems and services, including Canvas. You should use the same username and password that you used to complete Online Registration for accessing Canvas, your University email account and the student intranet.
You will be invited to join the team for a live Induction and Welcome event, where you will find out all you need to know about your course, learn about how the University will support you and practise using the learning platforms. This will help you to make the most of your course from day one.
Canvas will be your main source of academic information
Learn how to use Canvas
Presessional Canvas course
When you visit Canvas, you should be automatically enrolled onto your Presessional Canvas course. On the Presessional Canvas course you will find everything you need to know about your course. This includes your teaching and learning schedule, your assignments, and any quizzes or announcements from your tutor. You will also be able to view the Presessional Student Handbook and your course handbooks.
You will also find all the links to the live pre-course induction session and start-of-course Welcome event on your Presessional Canvas course once you have signed in. These will be made available to you before your course starts.
All talks during induction and welcome will be published on your Canvas course, for you to watch again or catch up on, if you are unable to attend.
You will find more information about teaching and assessment on the Presessional English Programme and a sample teaching timetable on our Course Finder pages.
EAP Presessional English
You can view our Canvas tutorial to help you understand how to use it, or access 24/7 Canvas support if you have any problems.
If you have any problems with your username or password, you will need to contact the IT Service Desk.
Class schedule for online lessons
Normal online teaching times are 08:00-13:00 GMT (Europe +1hr, KSA +3hr, India +5.5hr, China +8hr). Check your teaching and learning schedule on Canvas for your course and make sure you know when these are in your local time zone.
You will join live sessions using a platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars. You will find your classroom link to the live sessions in your teaching and learning schedule, which is available on your Presessional English Canvas course. You should be automatically enrolled to your Canvas courses.
Make sure you have a good internet connection and check that your equipment is working at least 5-10 minutes before each class starts.
View our Frequently Asked Questions for information on the equipment and internet speeds that you will need to participate.